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TWiPE #004: December 2-8 2013

There is a lot that takes place on a weekly basis within the online (and offline) #physed community. Some weeks, it can be difficult to keep track of all of the amazing ideas, events, and resources that are being shared. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a weekly “This Week in #PhysEd (TWiPE)” post to highlight some of the ideas, events, and resources that really caught our eye over the past week (and share some of our own posts that you may have missed). That being said, here’s this week’s edition of This Week in #PhysEd!

TWiPE004AIdea: Let’s Talk Physical Literacy
Author: Amanda Stanec
Description: This week, Amanda wrote up a great blog post to help explain what physical literacy is, how to make sure you are helping your physical education students develop into physically literate people, and even provided tips to help parents keep physical literacy in mind when selecting sport/activity programs for their children.

With the term “physical literacy” being used so much lately, Amanda’s post is a very refreshing (and needed) take on explaining what we mean when we talk about physically literate individuals.

TWiPE004BCDIdea One: Lil’ Help? (Part One)
Author: ThePhysicalEducator.com
Description: During Monday’s #pechat on teacher accountability in physical education, there was a discussion surrounding different ways teachers could use social media to ask for help with their own teaching.

As an experiment, I decided to put together a quick blog post in which an anonymous teacher submitted an issue they were having in their teaching and invited the community to share advice on how they would tackle the given issue.

The responses from the community were incredible, and I’m really hoping more teachers will be willing to anonymously share their own issues so that we can keep the Lil’ Help blog post series going!

Idea Two: #PEChat Summary: Teacher Accountability in #PhysEd
Author: ThePhysicalEducator.com
Description: This week’s #pechat on teacher accountability in physical education was a great one that had many teachers talking about how we hold ourselves accountable as teaching professionals.

The chat was full of great ideas, lots of debate, and even sparked a new blog post series.

Idea Three: Decline in enjoyment of physical education among culturally and linguistically diverse youth
Author: Dean Dudley
Description: Earlier this week, Dean shared his latest research on enjoyment in physical education. The article is available for free download on Research Gate and is definitively an interesting read, especially for those teaching middle school physical education!

TWiPE004EFGHIIdea One: Volleyball Bingo
Author: Adam Howell
Decription:
Adam has put together a great volleyball bingo resource full or fitness activities, skill development, and QR codes.

Idea Two:
Activity Advent Calendar
Author:
Jo Bailey
Description:
Just in time for the holidays, Jo has put together a template to allow you to create an activity advent calendar for your PE classes. Jo also recommended that you check out the Fitness Challenges Wikispace for more activity ideas.

Idea Three:
Apps We Use: Joey Feith
Author:
ThePhysicalEducator.com
Description:
This week I started up a new blog post series called Apps We Use to help members of the #physed community share their favourite apps. If you would like to be featured in the series, check out this Google Form.

Idea Four:
Peer Feedback Chart
Author:
The HPE Blog
Description:
I really loved this peer feedback chart that Steven Killeen put together for his classes. What a great acronym!

Idea Five: Physical Education Movie-Themed Games
Author:
Sarah Gietschier-Hartman
Description:
Sarah put together this sweet list of movie-themed PE games for elementary. What games would you add to the list?

Did you enjoy this week’s edition of This Week in #PhysEd? These posts will be published every Sunday morning (Eastern Time), and we’re hoping TWiPE will become part of your Sunday morning reading ritual (it’s already part of ours!) We’re still toying around with the format, so please feel free to leave us any feedback you may have in the comments below or by using the #TWiPE hashtag on Twitter!

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Joey Feith is the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. He currently teaches elementary physical education at St. George’s School of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

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